In today’s digital landscape, competition for brand recognition and customer loyalty has never been fiercer. One way to stay top of mind with your customers is to harness the power of email marketing.
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This past year has been a whirlwind of exciting ventures in the world of digital marketing. We've seen Instagram become the leader of the pack and discussed how to deal with Facebook's news feed algorithm. Social media has changed, brought new trends, and implemented some unspoken rules each time a new year starts. It's not like these changes are sudden or unexpected. They're usually gradual and pretty predictable. I mean who was all the surprised when Google+ shut down?
Have you ever wondered what makes someone choose to open one email and ignore another? Or maybe you've thought that if you had an email with the perfect subject line, people wouldn't be able to resist opening it. Heck, maybe you tried and failed and now you're stuck wondering where to even begin. We're happy to say that this post is here to help you figure out how to get your subscribers to actually open your email. And yes, it all comes down to the perfect subject line.
When was the last time you received a super personalized email from a brand? One that makes suggestions based on your preferences or previous purchases... chances are, well, never. For marketers, this seems as somewhat of a surprise. Mainly because personalization is something they often talk about a lot.
Marketing has a lot of moving parts, but when it comes down to it, there are some core concepts to it. And relevancy and personalization are some of the most-implemented ones. In fact, targeted, personalized messages are proven to increase customer engagement by at least 74%. The same thing goes if you want to improve lead generation. It's a great way to nurture specific needs and interests of a brand's target audience. As well as providing incredible value.
As a growing brand, you need to ask yourself if you're building links the right way. Maybe you still using outdated practices. Here's the thing, there are a lot of link building tactics that still matter. And there are some that are actually just a waste of time. Today we'll cover the rules of link building, as well as, the top three ranking factors in Google. Let's dive in, shall we?
Content strategies have one function, and one function only, to gain valuable insights into customer behavior. Customer insights are an essential part of any highly-effective content. The main goal is to convert. In today's digital landscape, we can end up with a little too much customer data at our disposal. Even with all this data, it can still be difficult to identify your audience. Or worse yet, know who they are or what they want.
If you take a moment to think about all the links on your site, there's probably a good deal of them. Especially if your site has been around for a while. Plus your backlink profile (the total links that go back to your site) is more than likely filled with low-quality links. This happens for a variety of reasons. Bots and auto-republishing tools, small low-ranking/quality blogs are doing one of two things:
If you're a small brand, finding time to do everything on your list can be pretty hard. There's so much to contend with... Instagram posts, social media maintenance, ad creation, and content marketing. All of it can leave you wishing the days were longer. Especially if you want to actually GROW your brand. This is when marketing automation comes into play. But if you're curious as to what it even is, we're here to help!
SEO (search engine optimization) has been around for a very long time. You can use it for a plethora of goals, like reaching new audiences, getting traffic to your website, spreading knowledge, and driving growth. Even though SEO has been around awhile, it has changed A LOT. Back in the day, it was only used as a way to stuff as many keywords as possible into content. Not to mention filling pages with tons of backlinks. It was definitely a black hat tactic.